The best times to visit Port Alfred for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 3rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Port Alfred Travel Guide
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Weather in Port Alfred
Average temperatures in Port Alfred vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 78th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Port Alfred, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 83.6°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.5°F (18.1°C) at night.
Port Alfred Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Port Alfred Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Port Alfred Perceived Temperature (F)
Port Alfred Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Port Alfred Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Alfred are May, January, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.
When can you find snow in Port Alfred? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Port Alfred.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Alfred (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Port Alfred has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (57.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (69.1%).
Wind in Port Alfred is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and January. November’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Alfred.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.7||Gentle breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.3||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.8||Light breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.2||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.9||Light breeze||8.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.9||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.6||Light breeze||9.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||7.1||Gentle breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.9||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.4||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Port Alfred?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Port Alfred, South Africa is September, followed by January and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Port Alfred in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Port Alfred Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.6°F (28.7°C) and 73.1°F (22.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Port Alfred, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 72.2°F (22.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Port Alfred to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 75.6°F (24.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.